Nareg Gymnasium

Vera Tahmazian

Vera Tahmazian is currently the Principal of the Nareg Armenian Schools in Cyprus: Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol. She holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Stirling, Scotland and an MSc in Education Leadership and Management from CIIM – The Cyprus International Institute of Management. She has held the position of lecturer on the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the Haigazian University in Lebanon and has acted as Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at the Philips College in Cyprus. She has served as a member of the Armenian Schools Board of Management from 2005 to 2009.
Mrs. Tahmazian has presented papers at conferences and forums and accompanied students on Comenius trips to Universities abroad. She has participated in a Study Visit for school principals organized by CEDEFOP (The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) in Reims, France and attends training sessions for school principals regularly. She is often invited as a guest speaker at local universities and other organisations for matters relating to education, culture or the Armenian community of Cyprus.
She was the coordinator of the Erasmus Plus “A Peace of Europe” project which was successfully completed in August 2017. She is currently coordinating the Erasmus Plus projects “Culture Against School Failure” and “EnvStories”.

Nora Nadjarian

Nora Nadjarian teaches English at Nareg School in Nicosia, Cyprus. She holds a degree in Language and Linguistics from the University of Manchester and a diploma in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
She has had poetry and short fiction published internationally and has represented Cyprus at literary events and festivals in Europe and elsewhere. Her work has won prizes and commendations in international competitions, including the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Féile Filíochta International Poetry Competition and the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize.
A frequent speaker at writing conferences and events, she has been widely anthologised and translated into several languages. Her work was included in A River of Stories, an anthology of tales and poems from across the Commonwealth, Best European Fiction 2011 (Dalkey Archive Press), Being Human (Bloodaxe Books, 2011) and Capitals (Bloomsbury, 2017). Her latest publications are the collections of short stories Selfie (Roman Books, 2017) and Girl, Wolf, Bones (bilingual English-German edition) (2017).
She is one of the advisory editors of the Journal “Cadences” published by the European University, Cyprus, and her special interest lies in the teaching of creative writing. In recent years she has facilitated several creative writing workshops– in English, Greek and German – at schools, universities and prisons in Cyprus and abroad.

Maria Theodosiadou

Maria Theodosiadou is a primary School teacher at Nareg Armenian school in Nicosia. She holds a BSc in education from the University of Cyprus (1997) and an MSc in Theories of Education and The Curriculum from the Open University of Cyprus (2011). Her interests are in the field of the use of technology as a means of improving teaching, as well as raising environmental awareness among young people. She is a distinguished member of the non-governmental environmental organization “Prasini Aspida” in Cyprus, which promotes awareness about environmental issues.



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